Nupqu - Ktunaxa Enterprises Limited

Leveraging the strengths of a professionally-trained workforce, robust safety and stewardship principles, Nupqu is a leader and steadfast partner in the provision of value-added professional and technical resource services.

Within the KEL group of companies, Nupqu provides professional land and resource management services within the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory and beyond.

Nupqu is a trusted advisor to its clients in the natural resource industries. From vegetation management and invasive plant control, to full-scale forestry development, wildfire mitigation, water science, and fisheries Nupqu has a skilled workforce of 70 personnel based in offices in Cranbrook and Fernie. Nupqu also provides first aid medics and emergency transportation vehicles, as well as overseeing construction site safety, procurement, and project management. Their team is anchored by a core administrative staff of project managers, accountants, business administrators and a network of subcontract partners.

Specifically, we support clients within a variety of industries with the following services:

● Forestry
● Environmental, Reclamation and Remediation
● Water Management
● Native Plant Nursery
● Health and Safety
● Archaeology and Cultural Resource Management
● Contract Management



● Environmental assessment and monitoring during construction and resource development
● Water sampling and monitoring
● Invasive plant control
● Wildlife, habitat, soil inventory assessment and monitoring


● Tenure management
● Forest planning
● Recce, timber cruising and valuation assessment, cutblock layout
● Access roads planning and work administration
● GIS mapping
● Silviculture
● Silviculture surveys and quality control
● Planting administration
● Danger tree assessment, tree falling
● Wildfire treatment planning, prescriptions, and execution
● Thinning, falling, slashing, mulching for treatment implementation
● Vegetation management for utility corridors, wildfire mitigation

General Contracting

● Coordination of civil projects
● Project management
● Construction labour
● Pipeline maintenance
● Equipment provision through affiliated partners

Safety services

● Level 3 First Aid Attendants
● Construction Safety Officers
● Emergency Transport Vehicle / Mobile Treatment Centre

Area of operation

East and West Kootenays, Shuswap, Columbias, Boundary, Southern and Central Alberta, Trans-Canada corridor.